Cosmetician Salary

The average rate for a Cosmetician is $11.64 per hour.

$13,381 - $36,928
MEDIAN: $20,800

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$13,381 - $36,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Cosmetician

A cosmetician will help their clients change, adapt, or adjust their physical appearance. This may include makeup, hairstyle, and overall appearance. A successful cosmetician must have an eye for discerning both inner and outer beauty and a desire to provide high-quality, personal service. This person should be outgoing, personable, and able to give friendly and useful advice. A cosmetician can assess a client and advise and assist in how the client may improve their appearance.


Cosmetician Tasks

  • Select makeup shades and products for individuals.
  • Sell makeup and cleansing products, and provide information and advice on cosmetic application.
  • Consult with clients, perform makeup demonstrations, and provide skin care consultations.

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80 %
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 83%